My credentials

Below you can find an overview of my coaching credentials. Any questions, please email me on rene@runningcoach.ie or call 0831982802 or learn more about my services on ‘Work with me‘.

Certifications and education

  • MsC Systems and Communication
  • BA Business Languages
  • UKA Fell and Mountain Running Level 2 Coach
  • Lydiard Foundation certified coach
  • AAI Level 1 coach
  • VivoBarefoot certified coach
  • BTR certified running technique coach
  • Ido Portal Movement-X workshop
  • MovNat Level 1 Trainer (ongoing)
  • Functional Movement Systems (ongoing)
  • Neuromuscular Physical Therapist (ongoing)

Social media profiles

Roles in sporting organisations and companies

  • Secretary of the Irish Mountain Running Association (2009)
  • Webmaster of the Irish Mountain Running Association (2008)
  • Head Coach of Glendalough AC
  • Supervisory Head Coach of West Waterford AC (2015) and Consultant Coach (2016-current)
  • Member of the Wicklow Athletics and Sli Cualann board
  • Mountain Running Coach for Crusaders AC (2010-2013)
  • Race Director of the ‘Lap of the Gap‘ Marathon and ‘Glen to Glen Half-marathon’
  • Race Director for the ‘Wicklow Way Relay’ 2013-today
  • Team manager for the Irish International Team at Snowdon 2012-2013
  • Operations Trainer and Training Lead for Microsoft’s outsourced services organisation
  • Several executive positions within arvato Services Ireland working for Microsoft
  • Manager at the ‘Running Coaching’ lab at Running Superstore
  • Delivery of Level 2 coaching material for Irish Orienteering Association
  • Speaker at the Dublin Marathon Expo (2014-2016), Pink Run Expo and Killarney Marathon Expo

Notable athletes coached

  • Barry Minnock – 2:17 marathoner and hill running international
  • Jason Kehoe – 2015 Irish Mountain Running champion
  • Paul Tierney – record holder on the Wicklow Way and winner of the Lakeland 100 mile event
  • Eoin Flynn – 2:20 marathoner and hill running international

And many more not listed for brevity or privacy reasons.

Publications and media appearances

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Projects and initiatives

  • Inventor of the ‘Couch to Kenyan’ system
  • Inventor of the ChampionsEverywhere Training Method

Sporting achievements

  • Team Bronze medal at IMRA Club Championship with Crusaders AC
  • Silver medal in Wicklow Way Relay with Crusaders AC
  • 5 km in 17:29
  • 5 miles in 29:27
  • 10 km in 36:50
  • Half-marathon in 1:20:28
  • Marathon in 2:55:56

Competed over distances from 1500m to 50 miles on trail, cross-country, track and road in Ireland and abroad.

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Companies who have hired me

  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Goodbodies
  • Irish Prison Service

More company references on request…

Other websites where you can read my work

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